Windows Phone Marketplace Now Has More Than 125,000 Apps

Windows Phone MarketplaceSince its releases, Windows Phone OS continues to limp along behind Android and iOS. But with the release of Windows Phone 8, it really starts to catch up. It is reported recently that Windows Phone Marketplace now has more than 125,000 apps published in its catalogue. Obviously, this is still a drop in the bucket as Apple’s iTunes Store has 700,000 apps and Google Play Store with 500,000 Android apps.

Since its inception in early 2011, the company has been growing steadily and more than 200 new apps are introduced everyday, with nearly 6000 titles pushed in the September 2012 alone.

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the number of apps in its catalogue and the data is acquired from a third-party firm that uses its own tracking system. Entertainment is the single biggest category in the Windows Phone Marketplace with nearly 24,000 apps, followed by tools & productivity with 18,465 apps, games with 15,501 apps and books & references with 14,491 apps. The marketplace is decently attractive for users, because 69 percents of apps are free, 10 percent are paid with free trial and 22 percent are paid.